a reply to: watchandwait410
Well, McCain did nothing really to try to destroy the political possibilities of Trump to have an elegant victory on 2016, to the contrary he tried to
help him by warning that he was using ideas, either in form or in content, that were incompatible with the spirit of the American revolution, not just
contrary to Republican or Democratic principles.
The real issue here is that Trump was dealing with a so really difficult challenge, to defeat the wife of a really popular President, as well as,
competing for a nomination against extremely well prepared professional politicians, included various senators and Governors.
In Addition to that he was being many times attacked of unexperienced, of to be a very unconventional candidate, and a lot other nasty remarks that
are not pleasant to be heard at all.
Both Clinton and Trump must assume fully their responsibility in the huge division the nation has right now, it was their doing in a terrible bloody
campaign for power.
November 7th 2016, closing campaign rally in Philadelphia: "Clinton apologized for the angry tone the campaign took for the past few months,
prompting someone from the crowd to yell: 'Not your fault!'
If we see in that context his remarks against other public life figures we can understand Trump many errors in the campaign, but that does not erase
the fact that they were wrong doings, and as them must be clarified, must be corrected at least a posteriori, by offering the corresponding excuses to
heal the situations.
When D. Trump won the election he let pass a very important opportunity to offer a conciliatory speech directed toward his own fellow partisans and
for the nation in general, He did not do that unfortunately.
However, we must recognize, as I certainly did in the opening post that Mr Trump accepted that the tone of the campaign was vicious when he said he
was not going to prosecute legally H. Clinton as He, also wrongly, promised to do in one of the TV debates.
The day D. Trump swore as President he also had another fantastic opportunity to try to create consensus and heal completely the wounds of the
battle, his effort in that moment was not good enough.
Now that Senator J. McCain has died he must do something more than to just deliver a protocolary message of condolence to his family, but to retire
completely in a clear and straightforward way his so aggressive remarks against him for once and for all.
That is the part that is still missing on this story, is what urgently is needed to see the President doing in some way. He must be clear that he
understand now that the comments of Senator McCain during the Campaign were misinterpreted by him or his staff and that he unfortunately looked to
them as a political attack instead of friendly warnings.
Mr Trump must realize that he can Not hide what is evident, He is not a professional politician, but that is not a crime, neither a requirement to run
and execute the job of President of the United States, it is a desirable credential but not a mandatory previous experience.
The thread of course is not open to demonize anybody, neither to enhance a controversy or fuel a confrontation, it is instead an attempt to clean up
the scene of a really bad karma that must be stopped in some way, the one created by a so negative campaign of excessive criticisms that characterized
the 2016 election and that was responsibility of both sides in my opinion.
The President have asked few days ago to stop a witches hunting against him, well He must do a decisive step now by also clarifying any attitude
from his side in the past that fired the post electoral climate of hatred and enmity.
It is so simply to say: You know, I was wrong, but I was under extreme pressure, being hunted by my rivals under friend and enemy fire and I
misinterpreted what it was certainly a wise remark from an Important figure that deserved more respect from My side.
John F Kennedy accepted full responsibility from Bay of pigs fiasco of 1961, James E. Carter accepted full responsibility for the failed rescue
mission of the hosts in Iran, and Dwight D. Eisenhower accepted full responsibility for the U2 spy incident of 1960. In each one of those cases they
could evade their part on the mistakes or ignore them, but acting honestly by accepting the errors in public proven to be the best way to handle them,
they did the correct thing to show respect to others.
All of them passed by far successfully the judgment of History in spite of those mistakes, because their Honesty was pretty much welcome and healed
the issues totally.
The Angel of Lightness
edit on 9/3/2018 by The angel of light because: (no reason given)